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17 December 2022 - 18 December 2022

Wildlife Wonderland at Belfast Zoo

Over two weekends in December, visitors will notice a touch of magic in the air at Belfast Zoo as we get into the festive spirit f...

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10 December 2022 - 11 December 2022

Wildlife Wonderland at Belfast Zoo

Over two weekends in December, visitors will notice a touch of magic in the air at Belfast Zoo as we get into the festive spirit f...

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5 December 2022

Christmas gifts don’t have to be a jumbo task this year

We've got plenty of ideas to help you find the perfect gift for the animal lover in your life. Choose from a junior keeper for a d...

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Zoos were first created as private collections, or menageries but their aims and objectives have changed greatly.

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Good zoos are more than simply a place to see animals. We play a vital role in the conservation of species at risk.

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More species are facing extinction than ever before. We have a responsibility to ensure their survival.

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